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Keyboard Problem, Extra Characters

I have a Dell C610. Running Windows XP Pro. Before i even have the OS system running there are numerous keys that when hit type extra letters which are around them. Suggestions?

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Re: Keyboard Problem, Extra Characters

You could simply have virus , spyware, or adware troubling you. Delete cookie and run scans defrag and reboot to check again. Make sure Microsoft patches are up to date.

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Re: Keyboard Problem, Extra Characters

You probably have a defective keyboard or possibly a problem with its connection to the system board. Dell supplies a drivers and tools disk that is bootable and contains hardware testing utilities. It costs nothing but some time so I suggest you run that to start with. Dell keyboards are fairly easy to come by and replacing them isn?t too difficult as long as that?s your only problem. The diagnostic should help with that. If you no longer have the diagnostic disks Dell has a web page you can download them from. Click on the link at the end of this post, then click the Diagnostic Utilities link and download the appropriate file. Let us know how things go and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Posted on Feb 22, 2007

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